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Old 11-01-2014, 14:28   #1
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Moxey Town Bahamas

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I was looking on active captain and was checking out places on the east coast of Andros and it mentions Moxey Town. It says that if you draft below 4' that I can get in high tide. I draft 3'10 and was curious if anyone was able to confirm this. Many thanks folks
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HI all,
I was looking on active captain and was checking out places on the east coast of Andros and it mentions Moxey Town. It says that if you draft below 4' that I can get in high tide. I draft 3'10 and was curious if anyone was able to confirm this. Many thanks folks
I have always been told to avoid Andros, particularly the south/southeast section...
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I have always been told to avoid Andros, particularly the south/southeast section...
I have also and i know a lot of it has to do with the reasons of shallow water etc but I'm hearing different for particular places? oh well
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I have also and i know a lot of it has to do with the reasons of shallow water etc but I'm hearing different for particular places? oh well
Not the shallow water,the "shallow activity"...
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Not the shallow water,the "shallow activity"...
Maybe the best reason to go?
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Maybe the best reason to go?
I remember there was some sort of station(RCA)operating there and when new employees came on island they were warned not to hang around or get involved with the south end of the island,back then it was said to be a place where nafarious goings on were going on...I remember them calling it a "Pirate den"!
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I remember there was some sort of station(RCA)operating there and when new employees came on island they were warned not to hang around or get involved with the south end of the island,back then it was said to be a place where nafarious goings on were going on...I remember them calling it a "Pirate den"!
It still amazes me that stories 40 and 50 years old are still retold whenever a discussion of the Bahamas gets started. The wild days of drug runners and pirates long gave way to tourism and development. This area is for shoal draft boats only and I would not recommend it for drafts of more than 4 feet, although others have done it. Fishing is the main attraction, but the locals are friendly and it is a great place to get away from the crowd and just relax. With the large number of shoal draft boats, primarily catamarans, visiting the Bahamas, Andros is getting more and more attention every season. Chuck
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It still amazes me that stories 40 and 50 years old are still retold whenever a discussion of the Bahamas gets started. The wild days of drug runners and pirates long gave way to tourism and development. This area is for shoal draft boats only and I would not recommend it for drafts of more than 4 feet, although others have done it. Fishing is the main attraction, but the locals are friendly and it is a great place to get away from the crowd and just relax. With the large number of shoal draft boats, primarily catamarans, visiting the Bahamas, Andros is getting more and more attention every season. Chuck
I am a bit dated with the info,but come on Im not that old,maybe my info is 20 yrs dated at most! Im getting "older" but not that fast..lol
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No comment on your age It's just amazing how long these stories hang round. We first cruised the Bahamas well over 20 years ago and the pirates and drug lords had been chased out by then. But the stories were still being passed around. There are some areas that cruisers need to be careful. The Bahamas are not immune to crime. Although it is mostly centered in places like Nassau and Freeport. It does on very rare occasions affect the out-islands. Chuck
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In my world (Texas) shoal draft is simply a requirement if you're actually exploring the coast so a few years ago when I started researching the Bahamas, Andros was the natural target. Few visitors, beautiful water, blue holes, forests, world renown fishing, third largest barrier reef in the world, lots of fresh water..... did I mention few visitors?

Anyway, it's my dream. Both my current boats draft inches and I will be there eventually!
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Gordo, Spent two year in Clear Lake at Watergate. Chuck
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Hi Chuck. Yeah there are a lot of people who have spent time here! We just finished raising our kids, this has been a great place to do it. And really I don't think there is a better place for living aboard IF you're still in the game, ie working etc. The costs are very low and the pay high, and there's so much to do and a very large boating community. But the scenery is just OK lol.

Irwin, I'd be interested to know more about your plans. My only "plastic boat" was an Irwin 28. We sailed the freaking gel coat off that girl. For a mid grade production boat I thought it was awesome. I learned to REALLY appreciate the atomic 4.
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I'm interested in Andros. It has fresh water.

Lobstering has to be great.
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Lobstering has to be great.
I've been told the sheer wall at the tongue of the ocean is good for all manner of viddles including lobster.
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